a reply to: CornishCeltGuy
Well, it is and it isn't.
The Windrush scandal is not actually an isolated event, and balls ups (or more likely, deliberate attempts to remove perfectly proper people from the
country, despite their having every reason to be here), such as happened with Windrush are not uncommon. However, they are normally more sporadic, not
centred around one particular group of people, from one particular influx of individuals. People have the wrong details acted upon by government
agencies on a pretty frequent basis, just like they do when it comes to benefits sanctions and the like. Consider, if a terminally ill person on an
out of work benefit can be seen as fit for work, despite the facts being otherwise, then its hardly a stretch to consider that the powers that be can
routinely foul up immigration matters as well, and they do.
Its also important to realise the following. Our nation is responsible for electing the people who run our country. We ARE, whether we want to admit
it or not to ourselves, collectively responsible for the acts of our government, against both our own citizens, and indeed against the citizens of the
world. We have failed over the years to correct the behaviour of our government, and flex the muscle that the people must hold in a PROPERLY
democratic nation, and the responsibility for that lies directly at our feet as a people, and as individuals. We have, selfishly, wilfully in many
cases, refused to even slightly inconvenience ourselves to stop wars for oil, to stop our government funding terrorists, to stop our government using
our economic might to devastate foreign economies.
The mess we permit our government to make through our apathy, forces people out of their homes and cities, out of their countries and regions, and
the vast, overwhelming majority of people arriving here from abroad, are coming here rather than going somewhere else, because we are literally the
only place where they will be safe from the things that threaten them. We must either force our government to comply with the morality of the
majority, and cease involving itself in terrorism, war, and economic sabotage, or accept that with our apathy, comes a price we have no moral right to
That price, is people on our doorsteps, that have been forced from where they were by fighting, famine, or persecution that we have funded and